Calendar: On Tour, On Stage

(updated 3/16/2019)

Claudia's SongShop (workshop in song interpretation) continues most Tuesday evenings at DePaul School of Music; occasional Saturdays in Hyde Park, and monthly sessions in Metro Detroit. Learn more at

Nighttown2019 (383K)FRIDAY, MARCH 29 at 8 PM
Nighttown Club of Cleveland
12383 Cedar Rd in Cleveland
I'm excited to come back to Nighttown Club with the fabulous singer-pianist Elizabeth Doyle (as Marian McPartland said, "one of Chicago's most captivating performers"—NPR Piano Jazz).
We get to play with my favorite Cleveland sidemen, Walt Mahovlich of Harmonia on accordion and clarinet and Adam Tully on bass.
Ici on parle français. I'm looking forward to catching up with our Cleveland area francophones and francophiles, so come early for a scrumptious dinner. We'll play two sets starting at 8 PM. The music charge is $20. There's no drink or dinner minimum. Reserve your place: 216-795-0550

6:30 pm gallery preview
7:30 pm concert
7227 Reynolds St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Hear the Photos: See the Songs - our Vocal Canvas concert celebrates Street Photography to Surrealism: The Golden Age of Photography in France, 1900-1945 Our palette of sound includes songs of Michel Legrand, Edith Piaf, Joseph Kosma, and Elizabeth Doyle.
Paris-born vocalist Claudia Hommel has made a specialty of bringing cabaret to galleries and museums along with her musical partner, singer-pianist-composer Elizabeth Doyle, accordionist and clarinetist Walt Mahovlich, and bassist Adam Tully. Join us for a special evening that will transport you to the streets of Paris.

$25 members; $30 non-members and guests; $15 students. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Ticket price includes exhibition admission, French 75 cocktail or glass of French wine (21+), and hors d'oeuvres.
A limited number of VIP pre-concert add-on tickets are available to join Chief Curator Sarah Hall and Parisian chanteuse (and former museum archivist) Claudia Hommel in the galleries as they share their insights and enthusiasm for the colorful life behind these black and white photos in this walking, talking musical conversation. Begins at 6:30pm. Add-on cost $15.

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SATURDAY, MAY 4 at 8 pm
SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 7 pm

Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division, Chicago
in the beautifully outfitted Pregnant Buffalo cabaret lounge, lower level

With so many singers and so many songs to moon over, SongShop Live is offering our annual gala in two parts.

Saturday's singers are Beth HALEVY, Carrie HEDGES, Caryn CAFFARELLI, Don HOFFMAN, Drew FASE, Kimberly MANN, Lynda GORDON, Susan DENNIS, Patrick DAVIS, Vivian BECKFORD, and Elizabeth DOYLE at the piano
Sunday's singers are Carmen BODINO, Christine STEYER, Claudia HOMMEL, Dan JOHNSON, David STEPHENS, Evelyn DANNER, Leona ZIONS, Nadine VORENKAMP, Ruth FUERST, and Myron SILBERSTEIN at the piano

Located at the intersection of Ashland and Milwaukee, the Division Blue Line station. Free parking one block east at Holy Trinity High School. Doors and the cash bar open an hour in advance. We will assist physically challenged guests down the stairs.
Box office details are forthcoming.


  • March 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM: Pine-Richland High School hosts a community concert of "Bonjour Paris"
  • September 12-22, 2019: The Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion holds its own Tour de France. Reserve your place now at